Published on 2 March 2018

Represented by its central Division of International Development and 3 member institutions (ENS Paris-Saclay, AgroParisTech and Université Paris-Sud), Université Paris-Saclay was happy to reinforce and take up new potential academic and research collaborations with Northeastern University and MIT, but also with Harvard University and Tufts University.

‘Last week’s business trip to Boston enabled us to present the new perimeter of Université Paris-Saclay, secure common initiatives with our major strategic partners in New England and meet outstanding, excellent applicants to UPSaclay’s grad courses or research positions.’ Guillaume Garreta, Director of International Relations of Université Paris-Saclay

One of the most nationally recognised universities in the United States, Northeastern University, is behind many of our joint initiatives, always eager to secure and diversify our common projects. Thus, co-op and career development programmes are on the way, as well as a bilateral scientific French-American conference on Aerospace Academic and Research cooperation scheduled for May 2018. Mutual interest in developing programmes at multiple levels (academic exchanges with the College of Engineering and the College of Science, short-training programmes and summer schools, graduate internships) is a major prerequisite of a general interuniversity framework agreement currently undergoing discussion.

Internship placement opportunities are equally offered through the MIT-France program of the prestigious MISTI, with which Université Paris-Saclay is currently discussing ways of potential partnerships, that would offer both MIT and UPSaclay students hands-on, international learning experiences related to their course of study.

Finally, as part of the FAB14 Conference, Université Paris-Saclay will be hosting a FAB14 Distributed Hot Spot on 13-15 July. The theme of the UPSaclay hotspot will be centred on the interaction between fab labs and scientific research. The event will allow all those indifferent to the digital revolutions in making know more about fab labs and test their own maker’s skills. The extraordinary SilkLab of Tufts University, the internationally known Church Lab, the one and only Neil Gershenfeld from CBA, the inspiringly innovative Sherry Lassiter from Fab Foundation, as well as dozens of fab labs from across the world, have been invited to attend and contribute to the event.

In its pursuit of becoming a leading research and innovation university, UPSaclay is excited to run joint projects with Boston’s and Cambridge’s institutions, exclusive for their scientific and academic culture.